Steve Negus winning the
2018 Canberra Queens Prize.
Steve beat off some exceptional competition across all the climatic variations that the ACT Queens is famous for to come out on top on this impressive field. Gillian Webb Enslin of Pacific RC finished 2nd beating Duncan Davies on a countback, both with 444.43.
Winners in the other disciplines were:
TR B: Nicholas Sims (Port Jackson Rifle Club) – 431.28
TR C: Ethan Hewett (Southern Highlands Rifle Club) – 424.20
FS A: Ralph Garlick (Lyndhurst Rifle Club) – 526.35
FS B: Brendon Crowe (Explorers Rifle Club) – 494.23
F Open: Matt Paroz (North Sydney Rifle Club) – 527.40
F/TR: Don Laughton (Lang Lang, Vic) – 512.36
Congratulations as well to the JG McIntosh Grand Aggregate winners:
TR A: Jim Jeffery (Lyndhurst Rifle Club) – 764.82
TR B: Gordon Harrison (Murray Bridge) – 745.39
TR C: Ethan Hewett (Southern Highlands Rifle Club) – 729.46
FS A: Jacinta Bradley (Griffith District) – 877.50
FS B: Jim Clifford (Canberra Rifle Club) – 852.38
F Open: Richard Bailey (Goulburn Rifle Club) – 900.74
F/TR: Don Laughton (Lang Lang, Vic) – 893.59
…. and in fact Congratulations to all prizewinners.
Thankyou to all our SPONSORS and to all our competitors and families.
We hope to see you back again in 2019 when Canberra Rifle Club celebrate 50 years on the McIntosh Rifle Range.
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The full wrap up of the event courtesy of our member co-ordinator, Simmo
Welcome to Down the Range Queens Edition!
It’s been, its gone and it’s been more successful than even we expected! 200+ entrants, 2 fantastically run competitions, 5 days, 5 seasons, 3000 beers drunk (Wilson and Jonesy carrying the association!), dozens of exceptional volunteers and an extraordinary performance from our own Steve Negus to win the Queens Prize for TR A grade!
The club has pulled together leading up to this event and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. The range was stunning and the work from people who were able to make it to the working bees and other work efforts to spruce up the range truly come through. In leading up to the events last week there is one particular individual who went above and be beyond for the club. Since coming into our midst as an émigré from that place way out west (apparently its part of Australia), he has been involved, engaged and committed every bit as much as any member, he succeeded yours’ truly and made sure we have committee minutes released in a timely manner (Shaun is a very happy ginger…I mean captain). He has helped with events, coached newbies (just don’t let him use a scope…) and in recent weeks our Chief custodian wanted me to call him out for his exceptional work and effort in making sure the range and facilities looked and ran as well as they did. I am talking of none other than, our secretary, Dean Chamberlain.
On behalf of the Chief Custodian and the Captain, we say a massive thankyou for your tremendous effort and contribution to the clubs preparations. A very special thanks goes out to the Chamberlain family for lending us your husband and father, we’re confident he has been returned in slightly better condition than when we borrowed him for the weeks leading up to and during this extremely busy time of year.
With the RA Rolph and Queens in full swing Rolphy had the assistance and of Deans son Will, running flags, helping run cards to the office and inspiring faith! Will behind the wheel was enough to send Rolphy seeking protection from a higher power…
The effort and the toil that lead to the event commencing set the scene for our local power couple to stamp their authority on the event. Aside from Steve and Donna Negus both had exceptional performances this year with Donna finishing 6th in RA Rolph lead up and Steve winning the ACT Queens with Donna taking 14th.
Report from David Phipps and Andrew Sarri lead the charge in FS-A and finishing 6th and 13th respectively, a great result in a competition that was won decisively by Lyndhurst’s’ Ralph Garlick, nine points and eleven ‘Xs’ in front of his nearest competitor. The great results for F-Class Canberra and Bungendore shooters didn’t end there. Cedric May, Anthony (Tony) Daniels, James Hughes, Jim Clifford and David Duprez put in great performance to finish 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th and 10th in a field of 14. Congratulations Cedric for the amazing result coming 2nd! Canberra’s results in this discipline are made particularly more exciting by the fact that James has just completed his first Queens prize shoot as one of youngest members in what we hope will be many more to come. Attaining 7th in this difficult and competitive discipline is a brilliant result! We want to give special recognition to Anthony for all his coaching work with James and his Mum Anna to get both of them to where they are.